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Breed Vs. Buy: What's The Right Choice For Your Lab?

How do you decide whether to buy laboratory rodents from a commercial vendor or to produce them with an in-house breeding colony? The answer isn't always clear cut and is dependent on your lab's specific situation.

In a space-constrained environment, balancing breeding cages versus experimental cages can be a challenge. In addition, there are many other factors that must be considered, including animal welfare, genetic and health quality, timelines, and finances.

Our panel of experts will discuss the critical factors to consider when deciding between in-house production and purchasing from a commercial vendor.

Should Your Lab Breed or Buy?

By attending this webinar, you will gain the knowledge you need to make an informed decision that takes into account many of these critical factors, including:

  • Expertise requirements
  • Total cost of production
  • Quality, from genetics through animal health
  • Animal welfare
  • Microbiome
  • Timeline and flexibility

Can't make it? Register anyway to receive the on-demand version.


Michael Seiler, PhD

Vice President | Commercial Products | Taconic Biosciences

Terrance Receveur

Associate Director | Product Management | Taconic Biosciences

Bart Smits, PhD

Senior Manager | Genetic Sciences and Compliance | Taconic Biosciences

Marina M. Hanson, DVM, PhD

Associate Director | Veterinary Sciences | Taconic Biosciences


Megan M. MacBride, PhD

Director, Product Marketing | Taconic Biosciences

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